|Music Makes the World Go Round: A Tribute to Eddie Jefferson|
A retrospective tribute to jazz singer Eddie Jefferson (1918-1979). Jefferson was an innovator in the field of vocalese, in which words or a story line are written to replace the notes of famous instrumental solos from previous recordings by major jazz performers, such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and others. Jefferson’s lyrics were his method of paying homage to the composition’s soloist. His style influenced King Pleasure, as well as Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, and more contemporary arti...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Documentary; Jazz; Eddie Jefferson